Posts Tagged ‘Manufacturing’

New Businesses Coming at a Steady Rate

From The Hickory Daily Record Catawba County has experienced consistent growth in industrial investment and job creation over the past two years. While the largest employers in the county are in the public/private sector – the school systems, medical services and local government – manufacturing has posted […]

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Local Business DeFeet is named Business North Carolina’s Small Business of the Year

DeFeet was named Business North Carolina’s Small Business of the Year, and they were featured on the cover of the magazine’s December 2011 edition. Read the story below, or at Business North Carolina’s Site. Disasters were derailleurs that didn’t derail our Small Business of the Year. By […]

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Manufactured in North Carolina

Manufactured In NC is a new website  that will benefit manufacturers in our state. It provides a large database of manufacturers. Visit the site to search for manufacturers state-wide, or to enroll your company.

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Biofuels Center Boasts Teamwork

From the Observer News Enterprise: Catawba County leaders say a newly opened biodiesel research facility will attract more business to the area, save money on fuel and reduce the area’s carbon footprint. State leaders call it a “model for the future.” But the largest attribute of the facility may […]

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Commscope’s Global Reach

From the Hickory Daily Record CommScope has changed with the times throughout its nearly 50-year history. It began in 1964 as a type of cable produced by Superior Cable Corporation. A few years later, it became its own division and eventually its own company. The Carlyle Group bought CommScope on […]

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Furniture

Our region has long been known for its furniture production. At one point, 60% of the world’s furniture was produced within 200 miles of here. The furniture manufacturing industry employs 8,000 people in our county. Currently, our largest furniture manufacturer is Century Furniture, followed by Home Furnishing […]

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Manufacturing

Our region has been known for manufacturing since 1902, when Hickory White was built, and began manufacturing furniture. The first cable manufacturing plant was built in 1953. Historically, the majority of our labor force worked in manufacturing, and a large, skilled workforce exists. While it is no […]

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Where We Came From

In 1747, Virginian Adam Sherrill led the first permanent settlers into the Catawba area, which is named after the Catawba Native Americans.  Europeans who first settled in southern Pennsylvania later moved southward and became the county’s founders. St. Paul’s Union Church, which still stands as a historic […]

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